24 months
42770 USD/year
42770 USD/year
Tuition fee
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At Public Policy from Pepperdine University we aim to help these leaders find a relevant career or Master of Public Policy job.


Public Policy from Pepperdine University is committed to nurturing leaders who can use these tools to effect real change, not only in government agencies, but also in the private and nonprofit sectors. 

Beyond useful tools, success in a career in public policy requires critical insights produced only by a broad understanding of the history and philosophy undergirding free institutions and an exposure to great ideas, courageous thinkers, and extraordinary leaders. It is based on the conviction that culture and personal moral certainties are also the valid concern of higher education—in fact, an important foundation for analysis. This significant and unique perspective is reflected in our "James Q. Wilson Curriculum," unashamedly setting it apart from many other public policy programs.


Public Policy from Pepperdine University is traditionally training students to be analysts, helping to design effective government programs. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Roots of American Order: What is Public Policy
  • Political, Organizational, and Strategic Aspects of Public Policy Analysis
  • Ethical Dimensions of Public Policy: Great Books and Great Ideas
  • Applied Economic Analysis of Public Policy 
  • Professional Development
  • Applied Research Methods in Public Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

US Citizen applications completed after the June 1st deadline and by the July 15 deadline will be considered on a space-available only basis.


50 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed and Signed Application
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Two essays
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Official Test Scores GRE/GMAT

Tuition Fee

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    42770 USD/year
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  • National

    42770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42770 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Malibu Beach

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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